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What is wrong if my PlayStation 3 keeps saying the hard disk file system is corrupted and will be restored and I clicked OK and it said that it restored it but it keeps saying it, how can I fix it?

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I fixed this problem with the following steps. 1. Took out the PS3 HDD (clicked open the cover, unscrewed the blue screw, slid drive towards the front) 2. Opened up my WD External USB drive case (runs on a 2.5" HDD) 3. Plugged the PS3 HDD into the USB case, and plugged it into my PC. 4. Ran the diskmgmt.msc from the Windows RUN in the START Menu 5. Once the drive came up, I had to right-click on it and initialize it, this gave it a drive letter. 6. Then I downloaded this little app : (http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/download/fat32format.zip). 7. Extracted it, and ran the following command in a DOS prompt: fat32 format e: ***obviously replacing the e: with the drive letter you saw in the disk management window. 8. Plugged the HDD back into the Ps3, and it formatted it to it's filesystem, and all was welL.

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Playstation 3 hard disk files corrupted???


hey ash,

ps3 Hard drive needs to be manually reformatted and checked for bad sectors.

as what youve said, you already formatted it and yet it still says there is a corrupt system file.

when i say "manually formatted" you have to clearly take the hard drive out and format it using another pc or ps3.

Jun 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 (PS3) Console: Playstation 3 is saying that the hard disk file sy...


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If you are getting the corrupted hard drive message the link below will help you address this.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or queestions

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May 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hard disks file is corrupted


Has it asked you to reformat the hard disc? If you have tried that and it still doesn't work then you may need a new hard drive. Don't worry, for $20-$50 (US) you should be able to fix it. Without knowing what happened before that it's hard to say. But my best guess is that the hard drive is internally damaged in some way. Just take off the small panel on the left side, remove the screw, use the little handle and gently pull to the right then out. It should be a Seagate SATA hard drive 20, 40, 60, or 80GB. Just buy a new one from your local store or online. Make sure that you mark the bad one before you get the new one near it so you don't get tem mixed up. Then remove the 4 little screws on the mountinng cage, switch hard drives, install back into PS3 and it will give you the format screen again. Click yes and it will format, turn off, back on, and you should be all set!!

May 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Bad sector or MBR on Hard drive needs replacing

Mar 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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you need to send the ps3 to sony so they can reset the hard drive and format the system

Dec 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It sounds like the system can't reformat the drive on it's own. This means that most likely the program that the system uses to reformat is what is corrupted in the hard drive. If that's the case, unfortunately you'll need to get in contact with either sony or a licensed repair center. It's possible that Sony or the repair center can send you a disc with the repair program on it.

Hope this helps.
Steven

Mar 01, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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THE HARD DISK'S FILE SYSTEM IS CORRUPTED AND WILL BE RESTORED


hold in the power button until you hear 2 beeps. might not work the first time. if no 2 beeps repeat power button again or until 2 beeps. go to restore hard disc and click on it. you will lose anything saved on the hard disc but fixes it 75% of the time. did it myself this morning.

Nov 15, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Just keep clicking "OK". I think it's restoring each of your save files one by one. I've had the same problem recently, but after a while it will just start up again with all your wonderful data restored to its former glory.

Jun 04, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 hard disk files corrupted???


by a new hard disk it is easy. The only thing is that you will LOSE  EVEYTHING THAT YOU HAVE ON THERE! you can find a cheap one for like 80 bucks I have a 160 gig in now and i paid 89.50 email me if you have questions baldwinkk@gmail.com

May 16, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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